MEASURING ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS
Developing and implementing standards, certification programs and indicators as well as reviewing or auditing environmental programs
Boldon Group Incorporated believes that all initiatives to advance conservation or environmental protection must be measurable and ground-truthed to ensure that they can deliver their desired outcomes within the existing business or regulatory environments. To that end, we try to bridge policy and operational issues within our activities and we make a concerted effort to vertically integrate our work. For example, on sustainable forest management issues, we worked concurrently on: international forest policy; the development of Canada’s national forest strategy; the revision of provincial forest policy and legislation; the development, testing and implementation of standards, certification programs and indicators; and the design and implementation of forest management audits.
Our experience includes:
- advising a major energy industry association on the future development of its corporate stewardship program, including the selection of appropriate metrics;
- developing standards, certification programs and industry codes of practice, including extensive work on a CSA Technical Committee;
- developing and testing indicators in the natural resource sectors;
- participating in a wide range of forest management audits across Canada, including the evaluation of a 20-year forest management plan covering five million hectares; and
- contributing to program reviews of a number of national and international initiatives, from the research management framework in Banff National Park to the operation of the International Model Forest Secretariat.